A lady’s Inlaid Marquetry Antique Cylinder Bureau or Desk dating from around 1880 and offered in excellent condition.

This lovely and compact antique cylinder bureau has been carefully cleaned and repolished in our own workshops in order that it may be appreciated in its full splendour – the inlaid marquetry decoration being worthy of special attention.

Antique Cylinder Bureau Marquetry

This is a very attractive, late Victorian, cylinder front desk, made from fine quality rosewood and skillfully decorated with delicate inlaid marquetry designs. As you can see from the photographs, the polished grain of the rosewood used to make this cylinder bureau is particularly striking. The level of craftsmanship throughout is of the highest order.


The retractable cylinder encloses a neatly laid out and skilfully fitted interior comprising of four small but very useful drawers and a pull out writing surface which is complete with inset gold tooled leather writing surface in burgundy. Beneath there is a pair of half width drawers still bearing the original brass handles. The bureau is mounted onto square tapered legs finished with brass castors for ease of movement.

The delightful and delicate marquetry decoration comprises garlands, ribbons and flowers and is enclosed with a satinwood line inlay.

This bureau is supplied with a working lock and the original key.

Size – this antique cylinder bureau measures a very compact 141cm high x 76cm wide x 50cm deep. In feet and inches, if you prefer, that would be 4 ft, 7 in x 2 ft, 6 in x 1 ft, 8 in.

The bureau is offered for sale at just £1850.

Our team of expert packers and shippers can have this bureau or lady’s desk safely packed and on its way to you in almost any location worldwide.
Please request a shipping quotation before placing your order. UK mainland deliveries are free of charge.

Further Information
To find out more about this item please feel free to call our furniture experts on +44 20 8809 9605.
When calling please quote item reference: 08218 in order to avoid confusion.

Feel free to visit our London showroom and warehouse in order to inspect the cylinder bureau yourself. You will also be able to see the rest of our considerable range of desks, bureaux and desk chairs.

Showroom Opening Hours:
Open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm
Occasional Saturdays – please call first

In compliance with the applicable Distance Selling Regulations, we do of course offer a 14 day refund guarantee if for some reason you are not satisfied with this antique bureau.

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